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HVNP Announces May Flight Operations Schedule

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Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following flight operations for May:

  • From 8-10 a.m. Thursday, May 5, for fence material sling loads in the ʻŌlaʻa Tract, between 3,500 and 4,500 feet in elevation.
  • Between 8 and 11 a.m. May 11 for survey and control of invasive guinea grass in the coastal Keauhou area, between sea level and 700 feet in elevation.
  • Between 6:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. May 24 for ungulate survey at the Kahuku Unit, between 4,000 and 7,000 feet in elevation, and fence material sling loads in the ʻŌlaʻa Tract, between 3,500 and 4,500 feet in elevation.

In addition, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory might conduct flight operations over Kīlauea and Mauna Loa to assess volcanic activity, conduct research and maintain instrumentation.

Management of the park requires the use of aircraft to monitor and research volcanic activity, conduct search-and-rescue missions and law enforcement operations, support management of natural and cultural resources and maintain backcountry facilities.

The park regrets any noise impact to residents and visitors.

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Dates and times are subject to change based on aircraft availability and weather.

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